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Josh Hawley on Health Care

 

 


Get rid of ObamaCare, but cover pre-existing conditions

Josh Hawley says he is all about making sure anybody can get health insurance, regardless of their medical status: "We need to cover pre-existing conditions," he said earlier this summer.

But Hawley is one of the 20 state officials who has signed onto a new lawsuit seeking to eliminate the Affordable Care Act's guarantee of coverage, which they argue is unconstitutional. Hawley is also a longtime supporter of Congress repealing the law outright. "It's simple: ObamaCare must go," he told supporters last year.

Hawley would have Missourians believe there is nothing contradictory in his rhetoric and action--he simply wants to get rid of "ObamaCare," not the law's promise of insurance for anybody regardless of pre-existing conditions.

In reality, Hawley and other Republicans have no plan for replacing the law with something that would provide the same kind of access. The GOP, including Hawley, is now talking up a Senate bill experts have said wouldn't solve the problem.

Source: Huffington Post on 2018 Missouri Senate race , Sep 2, 2018

Ran for Attorney-General on anti-ObamaCare platform

After spending months on the campaign trail last year railing against ObamaCare, Missouri's new attorney general is staying tight-lipped about his party's plan to replace it. Hawley ran on a platform largely based on his role in a lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act that went to the U.S. Supreme Court.

As a private attorney, he worked with more than a dozen lawyers on a case in which Hobby Lobby and other businesses challenged a federal requirement to provide insurance coverage for contraceptives for employees.

His campaign web site notes that, "ObamaCare is hurting Missouri families--limiting their healthcare and driving up their bills. And it's hurting jobs. If we want better healthcare and better jobs in our state, it's simple: ObamaCare must go," it adds.

With the Republican-led Congress and Trump now pushing to repeal ObamaCare, other statewide officials in Missouri have weighed in on the effects of the replacement plan, including Republican Gov. Eric Greitens.

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch on 2018 Missouri Senate race , Mar 17, 2017

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